Let’s start the year off right, with three cultural activities you can do in Boston this week. Two of them are for a limited time only, so don’t wait! Check these out:
Voltage Coffee and Art
Located in Kendall Square, this cafe offers a mean cup of coffee and a chance to look at some excellent local art on the walls while you sip and enjoy the sweet process of getting wired. While its hours are a bit limiting on weekends (open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the kitchen open until 5:00 PM, and on weekends from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM), I’d highly advise you to plan accordingly and drop by for a visit.
Copenhagen: Porpentine Players
Porpentine Players are staging Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen in Somerville from January 21st through the 26th. In the play, the spirits of Werner Heisenberg (the physics whiz kid of the early 20th century), Niels Bohr (the Danish Nobel Prize-winning physicist), and Bohr’s wife, Margrethe, reunite (after death) to discuss the momentous meeting of Heisenberg and Bohr in the eponymous city in 1941.
I will be reviewing this production, so I will have a definite opinion on the performance by tomorrow night.
[A.N. 3/2/15: Here is my review of Porpentine Players’ Production of Copenhagen.]
Haydn with Aisslinn Nosky
The Handel + Haydn Society are performing on January 23rd and 25th with conductor Harry Christophers and the virtuosic violinist Aisslinn Nosky at the Boston Symphony Hall. Here are the performance details as described on the H+H website:
“Artistic Director Harry Christophers and Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky continue their critically-praised survey of the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn. The sequel to 2012’s Haydn in Paris, the program has Nosky taking the stage in Haydn’s seldom-heard Violin Concerto in C Major, followed by a powerful foray into the minor key, the dramatic Symphony No. 83.”
Tickets can be purchased from the H+H website. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Nosky perform before, and it is an opportunity you should not miss. Here is a tidbit of Nosky performing my FAVORITE Vivaldi concerto, just to get you pumped: